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SkillsUSA Club celebrates SkillsUSA Week

SkillsUSA Club celebrates SkillsUSA Week

The SkillsUSA club has been hard at work at Mount Vernon High School and celebrated SkillsUSA week in February 2024. Skills USA is a national career and technical student organization that empowers students to learn important skills that can help them start their careers.  

The following events occurred: 

  • For Recognition Day, members and advisors wore red and did a ‘make your own pizza’ party thanks to Chef Samantha Cohen. 

  • For Give Back Day, students volunteered with Ms. Danielle Guisti, Spanish teacher, and Ms. Bonnie Ball, nurse instructor, to sort clothing at the school boutique. Students volunteered at Sunrise Senior Living, helping the residents decorate adorable heart shaped cookies for Valentine's Day while having meaningful conversations with them. Students also collected socks to donate to their ‘Sharing Shelf.’ 

  • For Partner Day, students attended a mini career fair with both industry professionals, Westchester Community College and the Department of Labor. 

The Skills USA Club will host a blood drive at MVHS on Friday, April 26. 

3 students in their prom apparel.

Sparkly dresses, suits and jewelry adorned the stage of the Mount Vernon High School auditorium for the Knights Boutique’s “Say Yes to the Dress or Tux” event on Friday, April 19, 2024. Students from MVHS chose prom attire during the school day, and students from each of the other high schools in the District picked out clothes in the evening. 

MVHS Graduate at Conference

Nichol Nunez, a Mount Vernon High School Class of 2020 graduate and Monroe College student, is making the most out of her post-secondary education following her high school graduation. She delivered her poster presentation on the impacts of rheumatoid arthritis on women under 30 at the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NHRC) Conference in Albany April 4 to 7. This was Nichol’s third consecutive NRHC conference.  

Student piping cake.

Culinary 3 students at Mount Vernon High School were mixing things up in the kitchen to create colorful and decorative cakes on Friday, April 12, 2024. Four students from the class created their own cakes to participate in the New York State Restaurant Association ProStart Cake Decorating competition, in hopes of their dessert placing for a cash prize.  

Mia Youngs

Mia Youngs, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, has worked through high school as well as being heavily involved and committed to school activities, academics and student government. She has been accepted into several schools, including some with scholarships.  

Skills USA Week MVHS

The SkillsUSA club has been hard at work at Mount Vernon High School and celebrated SkillsUSA week in February 2024. Skills USA is a national career and technical student organization that empowers students to learn important skills that can help them start their careers.  

Student at interview.

Students flocked to the community center at Mount Vernon High School for the second job fair hosted by the Westchester-Putnam Career Center and Rye Playland on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Students applied and interviewed for various jobs such as ride operator and concession stand attendant.